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power politics

n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
International diplomacy in which each nation uses or threatens to use military or economic power to further its own interests: "The Cold War undermined the Wilsonian dream of a world beyond power politics" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).

[Translation of German Machtpolitik.]

power politics

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (functioning as singular) (in international affairs) the threat or use of force as an instrument of national policy

pow′er pol′itics


n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
international politics characterized by the use or threatened use of military or economic power as a means of coercion.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.power politics - diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations - negotiation between nations
Translations

power politics

nplpolitica fsg della forza
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